Admiral is an American appliance brand currently manufactured by Whirlpool Corporation. The brand is sold mostly at The Home Depot. Originally, Admiral was its own entity founded by Ross Siragusa (as a maker of consumer electronics) in Chicago known as Continental Radio and Television Corp. Success in television sales enabled the company to branch out into major appliances in the 1950’s. In 1991, Maytag contracted with Montgomery Ward and Co. for exclusive use of the Admiral brand on its consumer goods. After Montgomery’s bankruptcy, Maytag was sold to Whirlpool and Admiral became exclusive to The Home Depot.